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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Managing Partner: Patrick T Quinn
Number of partners: 105
Number of other lawyers: 310

Firm Overview:
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, serves a diverse client base, including many of the world’s leading financial institutions, investment funds and corporations. The firm has earned a reputation for crafting innovative business and financial solutions and developing precedent-setting legal strategies to achieve clients’ goals.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust and Competition:
Cadwalader offers transatlantic antitrust representation with market-leading practitioners in New York, Washington, London and Brussels. The firm’s attorneys regularly appear before the antitrust authorities and courts in those jurisdictions, and include a number of former government officials. The team represents corporate and financial services clients in the full range of antitrust-related matters, including compliance and counselling, investigations, litigation and disputes, and merger clearance.
Contact: Joel Mitnick
Tel: +1 212 504 6555
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
The Cadwalader team is widely recognised as a premier global legal advisor in structured finance and securitisation. In addition to robust CMBS and CLO practices, the Cadwalader team has experience with every major asset class, with mandates including student loans; marketplace lending and fintech; insurance-linked securities; residential mortgage loans, including mortgage servicing rights and advance facilities; residential fix-and-flip loans; whole-business receivables; trade receivables; warehouse lending; and a range of esoteric assets, including royalty monetisations. The team also devotes a significant amount of time and resources to understanding the impact of regulatory developments imposed by regulators in both the US and Europe.
Contact: Michael S Gambro
Tel: +212 504 6825
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stuart N Goldstein
Tel: +704 348 5258
Email: [email protected]

Cadwalader represents public and private corporations, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity firms and other investors across the full spectrum of negotiated and hostile corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and spinoffs; public and private debt and equity securities offerings; both shareholder activism and takeover preparedness; and related corporate governance and securities law matters.
Contact: Richard M Brand
Tel: +212 504 5757
Email: [email protected]
Contact: William P Mills
Tel: +212 504 6436
Email: [email protected]

Cadwalader advises financial institutions, investors and corporate borrowers in a wide variety of financing transactions, including acquisition, leveraged and other syndicated financings; subscription credit facilities and other fund finance transactions; senior secured, second lien and mezzanine loans; asset-based lending transactions; commodities financings; and debtor-in-possession and other financings as part of reorganisations.
Contact: Michael C Mascia
Tel: +1 704 348 5160
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jeremy Cross
Tel: +44 20 7170 8530
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Samantha Hutchinson
Tel: +44 20 7170 8580
Email: [email protected]

Financial Restructuring:
Cadwalader represents debtors, secured and unsecured lenders, bondholders, creditors’ committees, asset purchasers and other distressed entities in bankruptcy and insolvency matters, with broad capabilities in transactions and litigation, developing bankruptcy sensitive products, and structuring deals to preserve and enhance value. The team also advises on distressed debt investing, performing and non-performing loan portfolio acquisitions, and secondary debt and claims trading.
Contact: Gregory M Petrick
Tel: +44 20 7170 8688
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services:
Cadwalader has broad expertise in statutory and regulatory requirements, including those governing US and foreign banks, broker-dealers, exchanges, investment advisers and funds, advising clients on OTC derivatives, structured products, hedge fund derivatives and hybrid transactions. The team structures and develops investment products, funds, funds of funds; commodity pools; acquisition, venture capital, real estate and structured product funds; and investment advisers and management firms, and also counsels clients on issues affecting ERISA, executive compensation and benefits, loan licensing, usury, consumer compliance, sanctions, and antimoney laundering matters.
Contact: Scott A Cammarn
Tel: +1 704 348 5363
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Richard M Schetman
Tel: +212 504 6906
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael Sholem
Tel: +44 20 7170 8545
Email: [email protected]

Global Litigation:
Cadwalader’s global litigation team represents clients throughout the US and abroad in criminal, government regulatory and civil litigation matters, as well as all aspects of regulatory investigations, compliance, arbitration and dispute resolution. With litigators in New York, Washington D.C., Charlotte and London, the firm offers a broad array of expertise, including extensive government service, to provide advice that is commercial, strategic and tailored to achieve the client’s business goals. Of note, the firm’s corporate and financial services litigation and regulation team counsels clients in M&A, corporate control and activism-related litigation; corporate control and corporate governance issues; complex securities, shareholder and derivative litigations; and insider trading, market manipulation and accounting fraud litigations and investigations.
Contact: Jason M Halper
Tel: +1 212 504 6300
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Melis Acuner
Tel: +44 20 7170 8575
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Cadwalader’s intellectual property team is known for its depth of experience and exceptional capabilities in all intellectual property matters. The firm’s attorneys help clients maximise their investments in intellectual property and protect their market assets, whether that requires enforcing or defending intellectual property claims in litigation and trials; providing expert opinions; evaluating and selling or licensing intellectual property; obtaining comprehensive and strategic intellectual property protection; or conducting due diligence in connection with transactions or other matters.
Contact: Dorothy R Auth
Tel: +1 212 504 6018
Email: [email protected]

Private Wealth:
Cadwalader’s private wealth team is highly experienced in developing customised solutions for clients that address complex issues involving the governance and transfer of wealth in a tax-efficient manner. The core of the practice is domestic and cross-border tax planning, encompassing work for US and multinational individuals and families, closely-held family companies and charitable organisations.
Contact: Dean C Berry
Tel: +1 212 504 6944
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The premier real estate finance team represents financial institutions and investors in the origination of securitised and balance sheet mortgage and mezzanine loans, syndicated loans and construction loans secured by virtually all property types, including hotel, office, retail, healthcare, multi-family and industrial properties. These range from single, trophy assets to multi-asset, multi-state and whole-company transactions, as well as the sale of mortgage and mezzanine loans in the secondary market, co-lender and intercreditor agreements, servicing and loan workouts, and restructurings.
Contact: William P McInerney
Tel: +1 212 504 6118
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Duncan Hubbard
Tel: +44 20 7170 8525
Email: [email protected]

Cadwalader’s tax practice is notable for its sophistication and expertise in complex, tax-advantaged transaction structures that have been employed in the most complex public and private mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, Reverse Morris Trusts (RMTs), divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings and foreign tax planning strategies. The practice is a leader in structuring sophisticated securitisation vehicles and has had a primary role in virtually every type of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securitisation in the market.
Contact: Linda Z Swartz
Tel: +1 212 504 6062
Email: [email protected]

White Collar Defense & Investigations:
Cadwalader’s white collar defense and investigations partners are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field, representing financial institutions, investment firms, broker-dealers, corporations, boards of directors, audit committees, non-government organizations, and individuals in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings, trials, and appeals, as well as before Congress. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise conducting internal investigations, managing risk assessments of US and foreign entities and markets, and advising clients on developing, implementing, and training on corporate compliance programs.
Contact: Jodi L Avergun
Tel: +1 202 862 2456
Email: [email protected]